Hello everyone…and a “Happy Tuesday” to you! Welcome today, to “A New Day of New Hope Blog”…through the Risen Hope Ministries! It’s so good to have you with me today…and I pray that as you prepare to begin another new day; that you will truly experience God, in every way!
You know…some days, I feel as if my body has had enough of the pain and tiredness that I experience, from day to day; but then God turns me around and reminds me that I can make it, with Him by my side.
After a good rest Sunday afternoon, I was ready to start out another week with God. Even though I struggled through my writings that evening, I got through it and then went to bed. As I was lying down…I began to feel ill; but tried to ignore it. Within an hour or so, I was extremely sick, with tremors going through my arms and hands…as if I was about to have a seizure.
The following morning…after only a couple hours of rest, I was struggling to get out of bed. As I lay there…trying to decide what I should do, I began to feel a strength lift me from my pillow; so I continued to get up slowly and start my day. By time I reached Twitter…I was feeling pretty weak; so I made an announcement that I would be taking the morning off…but would be back in the evening.
Once I got off the computer…I slowly prepared to lie down for the afternoon…and within a short time, I had finally fallen into a deep sleep. About 2 hours later, I woke up and looked at the clock and even though I wasn’t feeling my best; I continued to slowly get up and prepare to take a shower and make myself a cup of peppermint tea…and head back to work.
One thing I continue to be reminded of; is that these are the moments, when Satan is at work…not only trying to convince me that I can no longer make it; but he’s also at work…trying to stop the beautiful words of encouragement; that God lays upon my heart, to share with others in need.
There have been many moments, while going through these very trying times in my life; when I have thought back to the time of the disciples…especially John…and the struggles he faced; but even though he was old in age…and even though he went through so much in his life…he was the one that truly remained loyal to Jesus Christ.
You know…Jesus never promised that we would have an easy life…free from pain and heartache; but He did say that we could make it on His strength. One thing I know…Satan’s power isn’t greater than God’s; but it is a deceptive power that seems to work overtime, to try and take us away from the presence of God…but one verse I’m being reminded of right now…is found in Matthew 24:13, which reads… “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
Every day, we need to aim our focus in God’s direction…especially during the hard and difficult times of life because if we have our focus on every detail of what is going wrong in our lives; then we will only find it that much more difficult, to keep our heads above the troubled waters.
No matter what you are facing right now…just know that you aren’t alone…for there is a God who knows every need of the heart…a God, who will reach down from the heavens, with a strong and loving hand…to help you make it through these hard and difficult times you are facing…so never give up; but instead…look up!
Well…it’s been another great time with you today! I pray that your day will truly be blessed by God! Please take care...have a great Tuesday and I will hope to be back with you again tomorrow! God bless!
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